David Sapp is a local historian who specializes in his native Boone County and the central Missouri region.

Articles Authored

A 1911 State Highway Department map of the Boone’s Lick Road and Santa Fe Trail. [State Historical Society of Missouri Map Collection, 850 M691h 1911]

The Boone’s Lick Road was the first major conduit to the trans-Mississippi West after the 

Van Horn Tavern in 1913

The Gentry–Threlkeld–Van Horn Tavern, usually referred to as the Van Horn Tavern, was the last known log…